Last November saw Def Mix join forces with SoSure Music to release ‘Boyz!’ from the late Frankie Knuckles, accompanied by remixes from David Morales and Farley & Heller. The release kicked off with the Farley & Heller Dub of ‘Boyz!’ and saw the British duo deliver a low slung slice of house fuelled by chugging organ grooves, raw crunchy rhythms and hooky loops of the original vocal licks.
The ‘Director’s Cut Master’ followed and saw Knuckles fuse electro bass hooks with direct 4/4 rhythms alongside an amalgamation of vocal layers from Jamie Principle. Lastly to round off the
package, David Morales delivered a take on things under his ‘Red Zone’ guise, offering up a dark and brooding interpretation with menacing synth drones, a swelling sub bass hook and robust
‘Boyz!’ was released via Def Mix Music / SoSure Music exclusively on vinyl on 30 November 2015, but now the mixes are set for a digital release this month.
A share of the the profits on this release will be split between The Frankie Knuckles Foundation and The Frankie Knuckles Fund (Elton John Aids Foundation).
“The first time I heard this song, it truly made me smile. I know it made Frankie smile as well - and I know he's smiling now, seeing it's release. It is an honour and a pleasure to be a part of this record.” (Eric Kupper - October 2015)
“I’ve always been a Jamie Principle fan since ‘Baby Wants To Ride’. To be able to work on his record is an honour. I really had fun mixing Boyz. It put me in a RED ZONE mode. I'm very happy to be part of this project.” (David Morales - October 2015)
“I’m humbled and honoured to be part of this project and to finally let the world hear 'Boyz!'. It's a timeless tune that's gonna cater to many fans especially with the wide range of remixes
that are releasing on vinyl. Long live Frankie and the talented Jamie Principle!” (Hector Romero - October 2015)
“Jamie is a reminder of the good music we had with Frankie. 'Boyz!' is sure to become a classic Director's Cut tune.” (Judy Weinstein - October 2015)
“Frankie sent me a message asking if Pete and I could do a old style Fire island mix for him. It was an absolute honour and we were privileged to hear him play it when he spun at Shoreditch House in London. When Frankie called everyone answered.” (Terry Farley - October 2015)